Every HP laptop that ships with HP Software Update, a patch utility, is vulnerable to a zero-day vulnerability that can leave the PC unbootable.The vulnerability was published by a Polish hacker that goes by the handle of "porkythepig.
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Today's dose of security items includes an Orkut worm, HP's laptop woes; Google ad Trojan and Sun Management Center patches.Trend Micro: Google/Worm compromises 400,000+ accountsTrend Micro said in an advisory that a worm is making life hell for Google/Orkut.
Adobe said Thursday that it is shipping a highly critical patch to address multiple vulnerabilities that could affect Windows, Mac and Linux machines.The update addresses at least nine flaws--CVE-2007-6242, CVE-2007- 4768, CVE-2007-5275, CVE-2007- 6243, CVE-2007- 6244, CVE-2007- 6245, CVE-2007-4324, CVE-2007- 6246, CVE-2007-5476--across all platforms.
WorkLight, a company based in Israel and Boston, on Wednesday launched a tool that's designed to secure Facebook inside the enterprise.The tool, dubbed WorkBook, is designed to keep confidential data private as employees use Facebook.
Opera released version 9.25 for Windows to fix four security flaws.
A roundup of a few security odds and ends over the last two days.Unpatched Google Toolbar flaw presents an ID theft risk.
Microsoft has provided a workaround for those who saw their IE 6 on XP nuked by the software giant's latest batch of patches.This issue emerged last week almost immediately after the patches landed.
ZoneAlarm is prechecking a toolbar--which could be seen as crapware--when it is installed.The issue, highlighted by SunBelt Software, creates quite a cycle.
The year 2007 has been an interesting year that brought us improved security with Windows Vista and Mac OS X Leopard (10.5).
Apple on Monday delivered another 41 patches to address multiple vulnerabilities in Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server including more than a few for Leopard.The security update, which matches last month's patch crop from Apple, features a few common threads.